Movies and television shows have gotten so awful now that whenever you hear there’s going to be a reboot or a remake of something that you actually liked your first reaction is to groan rather than celebrate. *cough* Cowboy Bebop *cough*
When I first heard they were making a brand new Beavis and Butthead movie, I thought it would be another woke reboot that no one’s going to like. But not so fast my friends because Mike Judge is in fact back at the helm. Proving once again that if you want something done right there you’re going to have to do it yourself.
Some of you may not remember but Beavis and Butt-head was actually rebooted about 10 years ago on MTV. That network has become a complete shell of itself but that doesn’t mean the heart and soul of the show has left with it. Beavis and Butthead has always been a satire on the way that Society has the become over the years and I’m happy to say that Beavis and Butt-head Do The Universe is a lot more the same.
The film begins with our two dim-witted protagonist Beavis and Butt-head living in Highland Texas back in 1996. After the two idiots burned down their own high school after a science fair, they are sent to work with NASA as a means to avoid prison time. The duo become infatuated with Captain Serena Ryan (Andrea Savage) who decides to train them as astronauts. The two mistake her help as an offer for sex and things go wrong immediately as they are send into a wormhole that sends them 26 years to the Future.
Now living in present time, a lot has changed a lot over the last 26 years. Serena has now become the governor of the state and she wants to kill Beavis and Butthead in the attempt to cover up the fact that they got lost in the mission 26 years ago. On top of that, the federal agency’s mistake Beavis and Butthead as aliens so they want to take them in to dissect them and figure out what exactly they know.
The brilliance in the Beavis and Butt-head series is that you take two morons with it characters and somehow managed to make them the smartest people in the room. Beavis and Butt-head throughout the series of the movies find themselves in situations where a series of misunderstandings lead to humorous banter and ripping social commentary.
For those wondering if they would somehow find a way to make Beavis and Butt-head woke, the film brutally mocks woke culture, especially on college campuses. Mike Judge deserves all the credit in the world for maintaining creative control over his creation and IP. Judge managers bring Beavis and Butthead all the way for the 1990s to the modern world and make them fit seamlessly. The movie is smart and witty for a show that’s focused on a two complete idiots but it manages to stay true to itself and stay true to the franchise.
Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe is a fun movie to uplift your spirits through tough times. it is certainly a movie that you should go out of your way to watch and enjoy.